Site Reliability Engineer at Grindr

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Our team is growing because our user base is growing - 30% in the last year! We’re looking to add a Site Reliability Engineer who will bring their passion for optimizing new and existing systems, building infrastructure and eliminating work through automation. You will have the opportunity to solve challenging problems and work with a team that delivers innovative solutions and experiences for users across the globe.

If you're tired to responding to calls at all hours for preventable issues, you're going to love this team. Their dedication to excellence keeps one of the largest social networking sites live and enjoyed by 4M users around the world every day of the week. This is just a hint of their awesomeness.

Here's a sneak peek at some of what this team is up to:

  • 300+ EC2 Instances
  • 20k API calls per second
  • 10k Chat system actions per second

In this role, you will work closely with the Director of Engineering, SDET and other engineers to build and maintain a robust, reliable, product, while proactively looking for improvements to our operations ecosystem.


  • Deployment and support of the full lifecycle of applications in Amazon Web Services (including managing and scaling cloud-native applications built with EC2)
  • Design, implement, document, and handle all aspects of Linux/CentOS
  • Develop effective tooling, alerts, and response to both identify and address reliability risks
  • Engage with product engineering teams to triage production outages and carry forward action items to improve ongoing reliability
  • Build repeatable infrastructures with Ansible
  • Identify repetitive, manual tasks and automate them
  • Work with the Development team in building and maintaining activities related to Java runtime and MySQL environments
  • Write and maintain moderately complicated scripts in shell scripting (Bash, Python) in helping to automate and scale


  • B.S. in Computer Science
  • 3 years of experience working in high volume, large-scale data networks
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis on stability and performance related events
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and continuous deployment systems
  • Significant knowledge and experience with version control systems and Git
  • Experience with container technologies and scheduling including Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with writing code around infrastructure automation, including UNIX scripting languages (Bash, Ruby, Python) and Java
  • Experience with configuration and troubleshooting of Linux, Java, Tomcat, and other middleware technologies
  • Experience with automation and configuration management systems such as Puppet, Ansible, Salt, etc.
  • Competency with PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Redis, Amazon Redshift
  • Experience with Cloud Computing platforms (particularly AWS) a plus

Why Work at Grindr?

Since 2009, Grindr has built the world’s largest social network for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. Now more than just an app, we’re a family of lifestyle brands with the shared mission to connect LGBTQ people with the world around them:

  • Grindr – The location-based social app that started it all. Over 3 million people use Grindr daily, from every country on the planet.
  • INTO – A video content platform dedicated to queer perspectives: news, culture, social, commentary, and more.
  • Grindr for Equality (G4E) – Our social mission to promote justice, health, and safety for LGBTQ individuals around the globe.
  • Gaymoji – A one-of-a-kind collection of over 500+ stickers available on iOS, Android, and in the Grindr app.

Behind the brands, Grindr is an inclusive and passionate family of thinkers, innovators, leaders, and most importantly, doers. We’re fueled by endless curiosity, constant collaboration, and a knack for crossing every finish line – all within an agile growth environment. We also enjoy tons of perks, great social events, and stunning views from our HQ in West Hollywood.

Benefits & Perks

  • Catered daily lunch
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Free on-site parking
  • Casual dress environment

Grindr is an equal opportunity employer

*Recruiting firms that submit resumes to Grindr without first entering into a written contract will not be entitled to any compensation on candidates referred by that firm.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ErlangLanguages
    • EC2Languages
    • AWS AuroraLanguages
    • Ngix Languages
    • KafkaLanguages
    • RabbitMQLanguages
    • NginxLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SparkDatabases


West Hollywood , CA 90069

What are Grindr Perks + Benefits

Grindr Benefits Overview

Benefits & Perks

100% covered medical, dental and vision insurance
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Time Off Policy
Competitive Salaries
401(k)- Matching
Catered daily lunch
Stocked kitchen
Free on-site parking
Casual dress environment

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $5000 (Premier PPO) $1500 (Standard PPO) of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers $250 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is offered at a flat rate to a $75,000 value.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
AIDS walk and AIDS lifecycle
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
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